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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-02-2014, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Transmission - Rebuild? Replace?

I think my 3rd gear is going in the stock transmission. The bike gets shifted pretty hard so its definitely from user abuse.

17K miles so far, i just put in a barnett scorpion clutch over the weekend and still get the occassional hiccup under 3rd gear hard acceleration, especially 2 up riding.

The bike doesnt pop out of gear and stay there but it definitely on its way to that point.

Does anyone have any recommendations? I'd love to go to like a baker OD6 or something but i dont know that i want to spend $2K+ on the transmission.

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115.4 ft-lb & 122.7hp : 1/4 Mile 12.542 @ 105.99 w/stock clutch and transmission
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Baker OD6 is for 5 speed transmission to upgrade to a 6 speed.

Your choices are rebuild or Baker 7 speed. Jims sells a complete cruise drive 6 speed rebuild kit.


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"I think" I read on Baker's website you can send your transmission in to Baker and they will rebuild it with their gears. Might be a little more cost effective......


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"I think" I read on Baker's website you can send your transmission in to Baker and they will rebuild it with their gears. Might be a little more cost effective......
I'm going to have to call them i think. Their rebuild kit looks like all the seals and bearings, etc. but i dont see where i can order any gears.

I just want a 3rd/4th gear and would prefer something stronger than stock.

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Sound like you are pretty rough on transmissions. 17K isn't a lot of mileage to start having trans problems. If the transmission case is good there is no reason not to rebuild.


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Yep. The bike has seen the drag stip a number of times, and will again now with my new clutch.

I can break free third gear now with the Barnett, yes I am tough on the trans.

Just got off the phone with baker and they suggest DD7. I'll probably ride it how it is until it wont stay in 3rd any more and then assess the situation again.

If i can find another stock trans for short money I'm really not opposed to doing that either.

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Drag racing can be hard on the stock trans. The Baker trans is well built and you do pay for it. I read up on the DD7 a while back and if I remember right the DD7 will give you an extra gear but all baker does is drop the gear ratio on gears 1-6 and 7th gear is the same gear ratio as the stock HD 6th gear.
This would mean more shifting when drag racing but you will hit and stay in the power band better.


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personally I would look around and see if you can fine a six speed gear set with straight cut gears. The helical cut gears can't handle a lot of power and abuse.

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personally I would look around and see if you can fine a six speed gear set with straight cut gears. The helical cut gears can't handle a lot of power and abuse.
The DD7 is straight cut in 2nd and 3rd
The DD6 is straight cut in 1st through 3rd.

I guess it's something I'll have to start budgeting for if i'm not going to change my riding style. The DD7 has a shorter first gear, which for my bike with the cam thats in there now would be a blessing. I've considered changing the drive pulley but this would be the best way to do it.

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115.4 ft-lb & 122.7hp : 1/4 Mile 12.542 @ 105.99 w/stock clutch and transmission

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get a PINGLE electric shifter.you`ll see better ET`s and wont hurt the trans
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